Experiencing Interruptions?

ON, and ON: a study on intimate spaces and showers.

A study on locker room talk, showers, queerness, and the kinds of intimacy that isolated and collaborative spaces hold.

Director and Choreographer: Savannah Jade Dobbs
Dancers: Savannah Jade Dobbs, Clarissa Millen, Jacob Barker.
Cinematography: Raunak Kapoor
Editing: Gabi Walden
Music/sound: Edited/composed by Savannah Jade Dobbs, Gabi Walden.
(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am by Nancy Wilson (I do not own rights to this song.)

Special thanks to those that participated in sharing personal stories and memories through interviews and submitting sound recordings for the research, creative process, and sound in this project.

  • Savannah Jade Dobbs
  • Clarissa Millen
    Key Cast
  • Jacob Barker
    Key Cast
  • Savannah Jade Dobbs
    Key Cast
  • Gabrielle Walden
    American Waste (2019)
  • Raunak Kapoor
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Dance Film, Short film, queerness, experimentation
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 3, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Savannah Jade Dobbs

Savannah Jade Dobbs, a multifaceted young artist and performer living in North Carolina, studying at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts to receive her BFA in Contemporary Dance in 2021. As an artist, her values are placed in creating engaging and thought provoking work through collaboration, and deep research in subjects that begin with listening to the current social climate for positive change. She has collaborated and executed films, produced and performed in Sites-Specific Independent Shows “Go Team!” (Spring 2019) and “House: an interactive study on intimacy and isolation” (Fall 2019), in collaboration with a multitude of artists in lighting, film, projection, dance, acting and design and production. Her experiences in dramaturgy have expanded while enrolled in the first piloted graduate program for interdisciplinary arts at UNCSA (Fall 2019.) Her engagement with the campus community has grown through becoming founder of the UNCSA Food Ark, a student organization focused on environmentalism, gardening and food insecurity; and organizing the UNCSA Co-Collaborative Improv Jams for all arts on campus. She is a recipient of the Semans Art Fund grant and the Career Development Grant, by UNCSA, to attend workshops with Shen Wei Dance Arts (2020) and the American Dance Festival in 2020, working with choreographers, performers and artists Ravid Abarbanel, Dafi Altabeb, Kate Jewett, Sara Procopio, Alec Speedie, and Chelsea Retzloff. Spring 2020, Savannah will be creating new works through an independent study, advised by , former Trisha Brown Company member, Abigail Yager.

Savannah Jade Dobbs



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Director Statement

Intimate spaces, such as bathrooms or closets, bring their own experiences and memories that hold stories to be told. The relationship between what our bodies do, and what our subconscious does in these intimate spaces reveals how the body and mind work. Through research in sarcasm and style, opposing forces and unexpected textures, kinesthetic parallels in light and sound, we simply want to explore intimacy within a new frame of mind.